The nonprofit arm of a health insurer is supporting an effort to teach children and their families about the importance of exercise and healthy eating.

The Aetna Foundation, an affiliate of Aetna Inc., Hartford, has given $50,000 to the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

The center is using the grant to produce Adventures of Little Noodle, a show about a young pasta puppet who gets lost in a grocery store and has to find her way home.