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Vegetarianism is a way of channeling the energies of the mind, enabling you to direct it towards spiritual realization. The body should be a garden and not a graveyard.

Help Chess Yoga promote healthier High School dietary choices by convincing school districts to include vegetarian menu items such as Veggie Dogs and Boca Burgers. If you are interested in finding out how to include a vegetarian menu at your school, contact Chess Yoga.
Proposed Vegetarian Menu

Vegetarian menu options are being negotiated with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to meet the needs of the vegetarian student community.

Vegetarian Nobel Laureates and Scientists

In order to help preserve our planet's natural resources, many of the world's greatest thinkers and scientists throughout history
have observed a vegetarian diet and affirmed its necessity from the standpoints of both morality and logic.
The following is a brief list of these noble individuals:

Nobel Laureates  

Eminent Scientists and Inventors  

  Rabindranath Tagore, 1913, Literature  
  Sir Isaac Newton, father of physics  
  Albert Einstein, 1921, Physics  
  John Ray, father of English natural history  
  George Bernard Shaw, 1925, Literature    
  Leonardo Da Vinci, architect, inventor and artist  
  Venkata Raman, 1930, Physics    
  Benjamin Franklin, author, journalist, scientist,
inventor, and statesman  
  Albert Schweitzer, 1952, Peace    
  Thomas Edison, inventor  
  Linus Pauling, 1954, Chemistry and
1962, Peace    
  Nikola Tesla, inventor, physicist, and engineer  
  George Wald, 1967, Medicine    
  Srinivasa Ramanujan, mathematician  
  Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1978, Literature    
  Edward Witten, physicist and string theorist  
  Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, 1983, Physics    
  Brian Greene, physicist and string theorist  
  Elie Wiesel, 1986, Peace    
  Jane Goodall, primatologist  
  Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, 1989, Peace    
  Vijay Raj Singh, medical physicist  
  Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991, Peace    
  Kalpana Chawla, NASA astronaut  
  Vidiadhar Naipaul, 2001, Literature    
  Steve Jobs, founder and CEO  
  of Apple Computer  
  J.M. Coetzee, 2003, Literature    
  Nathaniel Borenstein, creator of MIME 
  (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (email)) 
  type specification  

Visit the International Vegetarian Union!