THE BRONX - Some doctors are writing an unusual type of prescription to keep Bronx residents healthy.

Lincoln Medical Center is part of a national program that lets doctors write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables for overweight children.

After a doctor gives the patient a prescription, the patient gets "health bucks" they can use at local farmer's markets to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Each family member gets a dollar a day, so a family of five, for example, gets $35 a week.

The program only lasts for four months, but if successful, may expand to other hospitals.