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Fueling up Right Fueling Up Right

The better the fuel, the better the performance. ChallengeME will help you learn how to fuel up right by striking a better balance in what you eat, including healthier choices at your workplace.

MaineDOT Recipes

MaineDOT continues it’s commitment to health with a collection of recipes from our staff. Share, try something new, and enjoy!

Fitness Trackers

Diabetes Information


Plan members can participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) at no cost. The program may help you prevent the start of type 2 diabetes. To see your pre-diabetes score, log on to your WellStarME account at www.WellStarME.org, and click on the Pre-Diabetes section. For more information about NDPP, visit rethinkdiabetes.org.


Healthy Food Choices

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  • Raw vegetables - cut up and offered with a low-fat dressing or salsa dip.
  • Fresh fruit - cut up and offered with low-fat strawberry yogurt.
  • Canned fruit in light juice.
  • Wheat Thins or Triscuits - reduced fat, flavored or plain.
  • Whole grain crackers - low-fat.
  • Rice cakes, flavored or plain – add peanut butter!
  • Baked tortilla chips with salsa dip.
  • Air-popped popcorn sprinkled with cheese powder.
  • Whole wheat pita wedges with flavored hummus or low-fat peanut butter.
  • Fig Newtons- healthier cookie option, but watch the portions.
  • Sunflower seeds- increase the “feel good” hormone.
  • Water- hydrate!
  • Apples- high fiber, help control cholesterol.
  • Hardboiled eggs- high protein and nutrients.
  • Dried fruit- energy and antioxidants; low or no sugar added.
  • Pistachios- low calorie and high nutrients.
  • Mozzarella sticks- high protein, vitamins A + C, low carbohydrates.
  • Whole grain cereal cups like Cheerios.
  • Energy bars that contain at least 5 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and fewer than 10 grams sugar.
  • Peanuts in a shell- 1/2 cup full of vitamin E, good fats and heart healthy.
  • 100% vegetable or fruit juice- vitamins A + C.
  • Yogurt- plain and add fresh fruit- high protein and calcium.
  • Trail mix with seeds and nuts only; some dried fruit is good.
  • Toaster pastries- high sugar, Instead, try whole wheat English muffin with strawberry preserves.
  • French fries- starchy, fried, high sodium, chemicals and sugar.
  • Donuts- fried and high sugar.
  • Chips (potato or corn)- starchy, salty & fried.
  • Soda- high fructose(sugar), and chemicals; diet is just as bad with the sweeteners.
  • Cupcakes and snack cakes- high sugar, processed and many chemicals.
  • Candy bars- high sugar and calories.
  • Pork rinds- deep fried, full of salt.
  • Fat free cookies- watch out! Fat is replaced with lots of sugar.
  • Crackers- enriched flour, salt and transfats.
  • Lunchables- full of fat and salt. Instead, try a lean ham and cheddar cheese sandwich on whole grain bread.
  • Bright orange snacks like Cheetos- full of chemicals, food coloring, sodium and preservatives that may increase your blood pressure. Instead, try carrots, oranges or sweet potato wedges.
  • Frozen pizza- high fat and calories. Instead, try fiber-rich, whole wheat crust with zero trans fats and veggies.
  • Hot dogs- preservatives, nitrates and salt.
  • Smoothies- may be high in sugar, calories and fat. Make your own and you can add healthier ingredients.
  • Ramen Noodles- adding the flavor pack makes them high in sodium.

Listed below are flyers that you can download that have information about healthier food choices.