Dr. Avtar Nijjer-Sidhu is the Senior Health Educator for the Kern County Environmental Health Services Division.  For the past eight years, Dr. Avtar has focused on the County’s obesity epidemic through policy and environmental changes. Her efforts in tackling obesity have included organizing four farmers’ markets in areas of needs, promoting the County worksite wellness program, and assisting planners adopt health language in general plan updates.   Avtar is a registered dietitian and received both her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and her Doctorate in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis.