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

Departments & Organizations

Obesity Research Working Group

Pediatric Weight Solutions Program

Yale Medicine

Yale Stress Center


Mary Savoye-DeSanti, 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 currently pursues an MS in counseling. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with her husband and three children.

Education & Training

BS St. Joseph College, Dietitics (1993)
Internship Saint Francis Hospital
Board Certification National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, Diabetes Educator (1997, recertified: 2017)


  • Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Bright Bodies, in Chile Concepcion, 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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Contact Info

Mary Savoye, RD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Stress CenterDoctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste Suite 209

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Pediatric Diabetes Clinic1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste Suite 503
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Yale Pediatric EndocrinologyPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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