Summit Medical Group to Collect Unwanted Halloween Candy

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SMG Pediatricians sponsor candy collection on November 1 to help kids live well, stay well.

The Pediatrics Department at Summit Medical Group invites children and their parents to turn in their excess Halloween candy on November 1, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. In exchange, they’ll receive a coupon toward a healthy lunch at the Group’s onsite Café and a small gift.

Michelle Bender, M.D., Chair of Pediatrics at the Group says limiting candy and other unhealthy foods is key to a happier, healthier child. “More children are being diagnosed with diseases linked to being overweight and obese previously seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. We’re encouraging kids and parents to bring in their excess candy in exchange for something healthy and fun!”

Sponsored by all Summit Medical Group’s pediatricians, the candy collection will take place in Summit Medical Group’s Cafeteria at 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights. No registration is required. The collected candy will be donated to American troops overseas.


Summit Medical Group (SMG) is the largest privately held multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey. SMG has pioneered information technology advances in health care with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 250 highly qualified healthcare providers, it is one of the most unique health care models in the state. SMG has an award-winning customer service program and NJBiz magazine has named it one of New Jersey's "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies." SMG treats more than 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights as well as its satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, New Providence, Warren and Westfield. As one of the East Coast's premier multispecialty groups, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, please visit


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