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USA Weekend is a national weekend newspaper magazine distributed through more than 800+ newspapers in the United States. It reaches 47 million  readers in 22.6 million households  every weekend. Awarded for its journalism and design, USA WEEKEND focuses on social issues, entertainment, health, food and travel. The magazine provides Newspaper In Education classroom guides to partner newspapers. Its website, usaweekend.com, provides enhanced content and interactive magazine features. USA Weekend is published by Gannett Co., Inc., an international news and information company. It is a spin-off of USA Today, and its main competitor is Parade. Most Gannett newspapers by default carry USA WEEKEND within their papers.
The publication incorporates Family Weekly, a supplement started in 1953, but considers 1985, the date of Gannett's purchase and re-titling, to be the date of its founding for anniversary purposes.
Columns and Contributors 
CookSmart by Ellie Krieger
Readers turn to CookSmart for the easy, healthy recipes, whether they want quick, everyday dishes or fabulous meals for special occasions. Ellie Krieger is a registered dietitian and is best known as the host of the Food Network show Healthy Appetite. Her most recent cookbook is "Comfort Food Fix: Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy".
EatSmart by Jean Carper
Jean Carper expertly explains nutrition's role in preventing and easing medical conditions, and her tasty recipes help readers improve their health with flavor and variety. A former CNN medical correspondent, Carper is the author of 23 books, including "EatSmart: The Nutrition Cookbook You Can't Live Without".
HealthSmart by "The Doctors"
HealthSmart provides vital medical information to help readers take charge of their health, addressing important topics for every age group.
MoneySmart by Sharon Epperson & Walecia Konrad
The financial experts at MoneySmart show readers how to make the most of their hard-earned money, whether they are spending or saving. Sharon Epperson guides readers on investing wisely and Walecia Konrad provides tips on savvy spending.
Who's News by Lorrie Lynch
Entertainment-hungry readers get the inside scoop on the hottest stars from TV, film, music, sports and literature, and insightful features about the Oscars, Emmys and other major award shows.
Wit&Wisdom by Terry Stickels
Well known puzzle writer has two features — a Sudoku column called STICKDOKU and FRAME GAMES, a very popular rebus puzzle, which is Stickels' own creation.
Make A Difference Day 
USA WEEKEND’s Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of October. Created by the magazine in 1992, it soon grew into the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action on one day. Each year, 3 million people participate worldwide, helping millions more.
- MRI 2010 Doublebase, Publisher's Estimate
- Total circulation and rate base reflect 7/4/10 carrier newspaper market list carrier newspaper circulation figures based on ABC, CAC, CVC, VAC, SRDS or publisher-certified circulation