HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES — The Holmes and Washington County Health Departments are bringing a big name in the diet and fitness industry in to inspire local women to lead healthy lifestyles for National Women’s Health Week.

Mother’s Day kicked off the 18th annual U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative to empower women to make their health a top priority. Women are encouraged to get preventive health screenings, get active, eat healthy, tend to their mental and emotional health and to avoid unhealthy habits, such as smoking and texting while driving.

Holmes and Washington County women are invited to attend Girls Night Out for an evening of shopping, food and a dose of inspiration from special guest speaker Tosca Reno, a New York Times best-selling author and creator of the Eat Clean Diet. Reno was overweight and exhausted until finally making the decision at age 40 to reshape her body and life through healthy diet and weight training. She has inspired women of all ages, especially her peers in their 50s, to take charge of their health.

The Holmes County Girls Night out will be Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at New Smyrna Assembly of God located at 1849 Adolph Whitaker Rd. in Bonifay. The Washington County event will be Friday, May 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the student building at First Baptist Church located at 1300 South Blvd. in Chipley. Cost to attend is $10.

Vendors will be on hand selling nutrition supplements, makeup, essential oils, skin care products, fashion accessories, home décor items, jewelry and spa products.

For more information, contact Traci Corbin at 850-638-8500 ext. 121 or 850-547-8500 ext. 240.