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Mary Savoye, RD

Associate Director, Pediatric Obesity and Director, Bright Bodies Program; Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator; Associate Director, Pediatric Obesity & Bright Bodies Weight Management Program for Children

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Mary Savoye, RD

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Mary Savoye-DeSanti, MS, RD, CD-N, CDE is a leading authority in the fields of obesity and diabetes in her clinical and research capacity at Yale University. She is the associate director of pediatric obesity at the School of Medicine and clinical dietitian at the Yale Stress Center. With 20 years of experience, she has published several research articles and chapters in textbooks. She has recently published the 1 Thing “Diet”: It doesn’t Get Any Simpler. In addition to this stress-free approach to weight loss, she has written the Smart Moves Workbook, a weight management curriculum for both children and adults. She developed the Bright Bodies Healthy Lifestyle Program for overweight children and their parents and it is used throughout the world. Ms. Savoye-DeSanti has earned two undergraduate degrees—one in nutrition and dietetics and one in business administration—and an MS degree in clinical mental health counseling. She lives in Branford, Connecticut, with her husband and three children.

Education & Training

  • Practicum
    Yale Stress Center (2020)
  • BS
    St. Joseph College, Dietitics (1993)
  • Internship
    Saint Francis Hospital (1993)


  • Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Bright Bodies, in Chile
    Concepcion, Biobio, Chile 2007
    The Yale Bright Bodies Program, which serves as a model for pediatric weight management throughout the United States, is also in Chile.

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