Heidi Barker

Heidi Barker

Extension Field Specialist, Health & Well-Being
Healthy Living Field Specialist, Community Health & 4-H
Phone: (603) 788-4961
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Heidi is a Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension in Nutrition and Healthy Living.  She also serves as the State 4-H Healthy Living Coordinator providing leadership and support for this priority 4-H program area.  In her Field Specialist role, she is collaborating with community partners to create model programs to expand access and affordability for healthy, fresh foods.  This community level work is featured at local farmers’ markets, food pantries and after-school sites.  Heidi also specializes in school wellness policy development providing technical assistance and training for schools in the North Country.

Heidi began her Cooperative Extension career in 1986 and has had several positions working with 4-H, community youth development and at-risk programming. Her professional experiences have also included work with public schools and health care settings focusing on health and wellness.  She received her B.S. and M Ed from the University of Vermont. 


  • M.Ed., University of Vermont
  • B.S., University of Vermont

Research Interests

  • Community Health