Heartland Child Nutrition is a sponsor of the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in North Dakota.

Our mission is to enhance the nutritional well-being of children by providing nutrition education, professional support, and disbursement of USDA funds to family child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks.

Mandatory Annual CACFP Training

To view the instructional materials

and quiz  click here.

Heartland Child Nutrition is a free program for ALL licensed and self-declared providers in North Dakota who base their child care business in a home atmosphere. The financial support, as well as our friendly staff and education opportunities for both providers and children, will enhance your childcare and please the families you serve.   

We would be happy to have you join the nearly 500 family child care providers participating in the Heartland Child Nutrition program in North Dakota!  


    Phone - 701-250-0140 or 1-800-366-6793 (ND toll free) 

    Email - hcn@heartlandnutrition.org

    Fax - 701-250-0144

Reimbursement Rates


Effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 

Tier I

Breakfast   $1.66

Lunch and Dinner   $3.04

Snack   $.97

Tier II



Click on the KidKare logo to the right to view a short tutorial of online claiming. If you are currently using manual claims and would like to switch to online claiming give our office a call, we would be happy to help!


USDA Extends Waiver
The USDA has announced an extension to the waivers to ensure children across the nation have access to nutritious meals as we recover from the pandemic. Starting July 1, 2022 through June 2023, all family child care providers on the food program are eligible to be Tier 1, regardless of location or income. Please call Dorleen at 701-250-0140 for any questions.  

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.


To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.