"My daughter, Carson, is 12-years-old now and we've known she had peanut allergies and she was two," she said.
Winders said school children are often bullied by their classmates, athletic coaches, even other parents.
"And so when she was younger it was very subtle. Someone might call her the 'peanut girl' or something like that and she came home crying. But it also took on the forms of being isolated where sometimes it was adults who were actually forcing her to sit alone in the cafeteria without her friends around her," she said.
To combat this troubling trend, the Allergy and Asthma Network, in partnership with several major allergy advocacy groups, have teamed up to raise awareness.