National Institutes of Health Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) Program

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), collaborating with food and nutrition partners, created the BOND Program to meet the growing need for discovery, development, and implementation of reliable and valid biomarkers to assess nutrient exposure, status, function, and effect. The project aims to harmonize the decision-making processes around what biomarkers are best for use in support of research, program development and evaluation, and generation of evidence-based policy.