My name is Rod Silva, and I am running for President of the United States of America as an independent candidate on behalf of the Nutrition Party.
The son of immigrants, I grew up one of five kids in Newark, New Jersey, later moving to North Edison. I have a beautiful wife and two amazing children. I’m a regular guy who has always chased and accomplished his dreams. It’s that opportunity that makes America the greatest country on earth. I worked hard, sacrificed much and built a successful business from blood, sweat and tears.
In 1995, combining my interest in living an active and healthy lifestyle and my entrepreneurial spirit, I opened my first Muscle Maker Grill – a fast casual restaurant providing healthier versions of mainstream-favorite dishes that taste great, making it easy, affordable and enjoyable to eat healthy. I put the entire financial future of my family on the line in a quest to make my American dream a reality. Today, I am proud to say that by being smart and doing things the right way, we have grown to nearly 60 locations operating in 11 states and steadily expanding.
But sadly, America has fallen on hard times – the physical health of this great nation is in peril. Every day, millions of people are slowly killing themselves as a result of the poor food choices they make. My campaign platform will be heavily focused on first addressing serious issues taking place at home here in America, like the increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, cholesterol and other health-related complications – all resulting from poor eating choices. Focusing on issues like the economy, foreign affairs and tax reform are important, but if we don’t live long enough to enjoy the benefits of living in the free world, then what is the point?
Here’s where I differ from the other candidates: I am a Washington outsider. I am under no obligation to make deals in return for political backscratching. As a successful entrepreneur, I understand the current business and economic challenges and how to improve them. I have created hundreds of jobs within the communities Muscle Maker Grill serves. I will make decisions that benefit the American people – not special interest groups – and I strongly believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which is the foundation of this great nation.
I can lead the change that can help America succeed – physically and politically – and it all starts now.
Together, we can make America the healthiest nation in the world again.